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Man arrested for beating woman on Sendai street after argument

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Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting a 50-year-old woman on a street after they had been drinking.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Sendai TV reported. Police said Tadaaki Saito, a civil servant from Chiba City, had been drinking with the woman, who is an acquaintance. The two started arguing after they left a pub. A witness saw Saito hit the woman in the face and called 110. 

Police said Saito has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he had come to Sendai that day to see the woman.

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Here’s to another unrelated Good Samaritan choosing to call police when something’s obviously not right.

- “A witness saw Saito hit the woman in the face and called 110.” -

17 ( +22 / -5 )

At first 6am posting, no account of her injuries. Still, if she wasn’t ending their ‘acquaintance’ at the time of the argument, this incident of admitted violence would be the best reason.

- “Saito has admitted to the charge and quoted as saying he had come to Sendai that day to see the woman.” -

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Police said Saito has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he had come to Sendai that day to see the woman.

You may be living in Japan for too long if you feel puzzled because the guy did not use the nearly-universal excuse of not remembering anything because of the alcohol.

7 ( +16 / -9 )

Still, @vr with that experience living in Japan you know that the first step to getting out of Japan’s jails is admitting to ‘something’. Then comes pleading out with an act of contrition for mercy (offering cash) in hopes of an early release.

The victim, in the meantime, needs to be pursuing adequate counseling, working on clean out their old social media, changing contact information and moving on, sometimes, away.

*- @vr 7:15am: **“You may be living in Japan for too long if you feel puzzled because the guy did not use the nearly-universal excuse of not remembering anything because of the alcohol.*

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Police said Saito has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he had come to Sendai that day to see the woman.

His day's plan doesn't matter. Why did he allegedly do this?

-16 ( +2 / -18 )

Yep! Alcohol and violence go together. Perhaps, if Japan was to address the heavy drinking and alcoholism the domestic violence rate would decrease. Perhaps!

-8 ( +8 / -16 )

NOMINATIONToday 08:43 am JST

His day's plan doesn't matter. Why did he allegedly do this?

He did it because he is a misogynist who thinks it's okay to beat up women.

Pretty simple. Glad I could help. :)

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Still, @vr with that experience living in Japan you know that the first step to getting out of Japan’s jails is admitting to ‘something’. Then comes pleading out with an act of contrition for mercy (offering cash) in hopes of an early release.

That requires quick thinking and the ability to realize there is no way to get out of problems without at least some form of punishment. Drunk guys that feel they can get away with hitting a woman on the street usually aren't that capable of reason.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

This civil servant is human garbage. Bating up a woman, so tough. Here's hoping he loses everything - job, pension and freedom. See how tough a "man" he is if he is sent to the big house.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

Alcohol will make some people do strange things. Wonder if he would have hit her if he was sober

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

I’ve seen the same thing here (husband and wife) the wife asked me NOT to call the police though.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Jail him for violence to women.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Sounds like a lover's quarrel.

And I wonder who paid for the drinks?

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